The triacetyl ester of oleandomycin, a macrolide antibiotic, with a potency of not less than 760 μg per mg; an orally effective antibiotic for infections produced by Gram-positive, penicillin-resistant bacteria. SYN: triacetyloleandomycin.

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tro·le·an·do·my·cin .trō-lēə-'mīs-ən n an orally administered antibacterial drug C41H67NO15 that is the triacetate ester derivative of oleandomycin used chiefly against bacteria of the genus Streptococcus (esp. S. pneumoniae and S. pyogenes) called also triacetyloleandomycin

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tro·le·an·do·my·cin (tro″le-an-do-miґsin) [USP] a macrolide antibiotic, the synthetically prepared triacetyl ester of oleandomycin, to which it is converted in the body, used in the treatment of pneumococcal pneumonia and Group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infections resistant to other systemic antibiotics; administered orally.

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